Armchair Post Op for Total Hip Replacement
Firstly can I thank everyone who took the time to show their kindness in replying to my previous discussion. Even thinking of it now brings tears of relief that I am not having to face this alone. I couldn't understand why I had felt so tearful since receiving the letter about my pre op assessment. I think this is it. Thinking I had to face another uphill struggle alone.
You have no idea what this has meant to me.
Can I ask people's opinion again. Looking at my furniture, I don't think my settee and armchair will fit the bill post op. The arms on the chair are too wide apart to provide a good space for my arms to be able to push me up with sufficient strength, I dont think.
But what I do have is a really good camping chair. It's strong, mesh (so gives) and is comfortable. It's on 4 well spaced legs. I wondered if that would do if the OTs can heighten it a bit for me. The only query I had was if the fact its no where need as heavy as a usual armchair could be a problem??
I am going to take a photograph on my phone of my armchair (I've also put the width measurements on the OT form I was sent too) and of the camping chair, so the OTs can have a look at them.
Any thoughts anybody?
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